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Unreal Development Kit Games Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 25, 2013.

  • by booman, Jul 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM
  • booman

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    Unreal Development Kit is based off the Unreal Tournament Engine used for so many AAA titles and successful games & mods. Games like:
    • Borderlands 1 & 2
    • Gears of War
    • Space Marine
    • Bioshock 1 & 2
    • Batman: Arkham Asylum
    • Dishonored
    • Game of Thrones
    • Singularity
    • Mass Effect 1 & 2 & 3
    • and many more...

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    This is the engine to use if you want to create a top quality game with state-of-the-art graphics, physics and lighting capabilties.

    The purpose of this Guide is to show you how to install UDK & UE3 games in Linux with PlayOnLinux. UDK & UE3 run rather well and only requires a few libraries and a decent video card.

    Follow this step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optmizing UDK games featuring an independent title named CDF Ghostship.

    Note: This guide applies to the Alpha version of CDF Ghostship, but should also work with most UDK games because they all require the same libraries.

    Tips & Specs

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual:
    PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 14 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.1
    Wine: 1.4.1

    Download CDF Ghostship

    Go To: http://www.cdfghostship.com

    Pre-Purchase CDF Ghostship and then signup to get access to the Membership page.

    Go to the membership and login.
    Roll over members
    Click Memers Area
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    Download each RAR starting with Part 1
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    When you are done downloading only extract GhostshipAlpha35.part1.rar
    Then you will have a UDKInstall-GhostShip.exe
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    PlayOnLinux & Wine Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: udk
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.4.1
    Click Next
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    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    ALWAYS SELECT THE 32-bit VIRTUAL DRIVE

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check: Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
    Check: Emulate a virtual desktop
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    Installing Libraries

    Select the following Libraries:
    • corefonts
    • d3dx10
    • d3dx11
    • d3dx9
    • dxfullsetup
    • dotnet40
    • vcrun2005
    • msxml3
    • registered fonts
    • tahoma
    • xinput
    All libraries will automatically download and install

    After testing a few other UDK games, I found that they require more dotnet packages.
    I recommend also installing the following Libraries in this order:
    • dotnet30
    • dotnet30sp1
    • dotnet35
    • dotnet35sp1
    Note: You don't have to install all of these libraries, but several UDK games require Dot Net Framework 3.5 and will automatically start downloading it. But if you install them ahead of time with PlayOnLinux, the game will continue to the installation.

    DotNet 4.0 error
    Click Next
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    Note: Dotnet will flicker a command line a bunch of times as ist installing libraries. Just be patient and wait.

    Installing Libraries
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    Installing UDK and CDF Ghostship
    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select UDKInstall-GhostShip.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    UDK License agreement
    Click "I Accept"
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    Install Options
    Click Install
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    Installing Prerequitiste Files
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    Installing Ghostship Files
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    Complete
    Uncheck "Launch GhostShipAlpha36
    Click Finished
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    Before creating the Shortcut, we need to do one thing...

    Deleting 64-bit binaries

    Navigate to the GhostShipSlpha36 folder
    /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/udk/drive_c/UDK/GhostShipAlpha36

    Note: Username is where you put your login

    Delete Win64
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    For some reason even launching the UDK.exe from the 32-bit folder still attempts to launch the 64-bit one and then crashes. Removing the 64-bit folder fixes this problem.

    Shortcut

    Go back to PlayOnLinux Shortcut window
    Select Browse
    Click Next
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    Click Browse
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    Go to the same GhostShipAlpha36 directory listed above
    Open Win32
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    Select UDK.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Name the shorcut: CDF Ghostship
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    In PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Select virtual drive CFG Ghostship

    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video Memory Size: size of memory on your video card
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Wine Tab
    Click Windows Reboot
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    Close Configure

    Launching CGF Ghostship

    Select CDF Ghostship
    Click Run
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    Main Menu
    Click Options
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    Select resolution
    I was able to run Ghostship at 16080x1050 with my GeForce 550 Ti

    Note: The virtual desktop will re-size automatically and the game will appear like a fullscreen game.

    Click Exit to Options
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    Conclusion:
    I was able to run CDF Ghostship in high resolution with what appeared to be high graphics settings. There were no advanced video settings in the Alpha.
    I played the available modes and everything was smooth from loading to frame rates.
    This Guide should run most independent titles utilizing UDK for their development engine.
    For most games just use their downloaded compressed files in the place of Ghostship steps and install the above libraries with Wine & PlayOnLinux configuration settings.
    Alway reboot Windows before launching the game.

    Here is a list of more UDK Indie games out there:
    Prometheus
    Renegade X
    Planetstorm
    The Ball
    Adams Venture
    Chivalry Medieval Warfare
    Coda
    FPS Terminator
    Mist of Stagnation
    Roccy Laboritories
    The Last Phoenix
    Warm Gun
    The Haunted: Hells Reach (Steam Only)
    Seige of Inaolia
    Primal Carnage
    List of UDK Games in Development

    Screenshots:

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    Renegade X
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    Sanctum

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    Sp A.I.

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    FPS Terminator

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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Daniel~
    Is this just for those who wish to create games...or does it lead you to game you can play?
  2. booman
    I added a few more screenshots of other UDK games that worked...
    And the demos are totally free!
  3. booman
    High Res Screenshots:

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    sanctum07.png sanctum08.png

    sanctum12.png terminator07.png

    terminator06.png terminator05.png

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